The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) of 2014 has come and gone and I thought it would be a good idea to get some reactions from the staff here at Techaeris. There were a lot things announced, and this will allow us to talk about some of our favorites. Keep reading for our lists of a few games to watch.
I love the way Ori and the Blind Forest looks. The art style and music of the trailer had me locked in immediately. This is published by Microsoft so Xbox One and PC are a definite go. It is listed as TBD on Xbox 360.
Ori and the Blind Forest Trailer
The next game I want to mention is No Man’s Sky. Its description from the developers, Hello Games: “No Man’s Sky is a game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated universe.” Let’s just say you’re flying around in a space craft or walking around on foreign planets. It looks visually spectacular and much like Ori, had me locked immediately with its creative environment, bold colors, and fitting soundtrack. I am throwing money at my screen.
No Man’s Sky Trailer
Splatoon – Roughly 15 minutes after Ubisoft claimed that adding a female assassin would be “too difficult,” Nintendo shows up with an entirely new IP centered around female “Squid-Kid” characters. Splatoon puts a very Nintendo-spin on squad-based shooters: it’s less about shooting your opponents – though that does offer advantages as well – and more about covering the playing field with your team’s ink. Hopefully Nintendo has learned from some of their previous online-multiplayer mistakes, this looks like it would be a lot of fun.
Splatoon Announcement Trailer
Sunset Overdrive – This one is closer to a “traditional” shooter, but really more like a combination of Tony Hawk Pro Skater, and a zombie shooter. With over the top style and weapons, I’m interested to see how this one turns out. This is exclusive to the Xbox One.
Sunset Overdrive Announcement Trailer
I’m also interested to see more about Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Nintendo), and The Order: 1886 (PS4 exclusive.)
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Reveal Trailer
The Order: 1886 Announcement Trailer
I’m most excited to see Nintendo start to turn things around. It’s taken nearly 2 years for Nintendo to get people really interested in the Wii U, but I believe that they’re finally focused and piquing the interest of gamers old and new.
Note from Blake: since Christopher did not pick a particular game, I’ll expand a bit on his behalf. I’m with him on this and I am super excited about what Nintendo has lined up as well. Above you can see Splatoon and below you can see Yoshi’s Wooly World. I will throw in the trailer for The Legend of Zelda for Wii U coming in 2015.
The Legend of Zelda Wii U Trailer
Yoshi’s Wooly World. I liked the back story video from E3 and the graphics. The game looks challenging but I think it’s time for a Yoshi Wii U game.
Yoshi’s Wooly World Announcement Trailer
I’m excited about Call of Duty Advanced Warfare because they have researched each piece of tech in the game and are introducing some really cool stuff like the new suit the soldiers wear that have boosters to control descent, boost jump, and to quickly dodge from side to side.
Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Trailer
The Crew looks amazing too.
The Crew Trailer
Forza Horizon 2 – I loved the first one, and the addition of weather effects and implementing the Drivatar(d) system from Forza Motorsport 5 is going to make it even more fun. (Xbox One exclusive)
Forza Horizon 2 Gameplay Trailer
Halo: The Master Chief Collection – 4 games for $60 USD, Halo 2 Anniversary remastered, all 1080p/60fps with over 100 multiplayer maps, access to Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta, AND 4,000 Gamerscore to boot? (Xbox One Exclusive)
Halo: The Master Chief Collection Trailer
Editor’s note: There are some incredible before/after shots of the updated Halo 2 graphics here.
So there you have it. These are a few of the things we are excited about from E3 2014. Let us know what you are pumped about in the comments and on social media. Links to our Social Media pages can be found on the left side of your screen.
Check back with us over the next few days, we’ll bring you more detailed looks into the announcements made by Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony.